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Kaden Anderson (8) slid safely into second base on a steal attempt during the Alexandria VFW 16s tournament game against Shakopee on Saturday, Alexandria won that game 7-2 and advanced to the championship game, where they defeated Champlin Park for the title. (Lori Mork, Echo Press)

Alex VFW 16s are tournament champions

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The Alexandria VFW 16s captured the tournament title Sunday in their own invitational, defeating Irondale, Shakopee and Delano in pool play before battling Champlin Park for the crown.


The 16s opened against Irondale, winning 12-3 in five innings on a new 8-run rule this year.

"We got a good pitching performance by Dan Kuhn," said Alex coach Orin Schueler. "Spencer Lucas also went 3-for-3."

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